My Brother Knights,GrandKnight

Maria and I wish you and your fam­i­lies a very Merry and Blessed Christ­mas and a joy­ous Christ­mas season.

The knights of coun­cil 2179 have been very busy over the last month dis­trib­ut­ing food for Thanks­giv­ing and gifts for Christ­mas to those fam­i­lies in need. You brought joy and good cheer to our parish and com­mu­nity with the very suc­cess­ful sell­ing of Christ­mas trees and worked with BSA on the sell­ing of wreaths. We also dis­trib­uted gifts to the two sem­i­nar­i­ans we sup­port. We voted in 3 new mem­bers to our coun­cil and they took their vir­tual degree. We wel­come to our coun­cil, our new 3rd degree knights: Dominic Fecteau, Michael Pel­czar and Matt Dwyer.

You con­tinue to assist at all Masses at St. Michael’s and St. Mary’s.

Bob Jones also deliv­ered our council’s gift to Father Marc com­mem­o­rat­ing the 100th anniver­sary of the Knights of Colum­bus at St. Michael parish in Exeter.

Dear John, and MyBrother Knights,

What a peas­ant sur­prize to receive the beau­ti­ful chal­ice com­mem­o­rat­ing the 100th Anniver­sary of the Knights of Colum­bus at St. Michael Parish in Exeter.

The Knights have been such a pow­er­ful exam­ples to me and to so many. Your good deeds are known through­out the world, your prayer­ful love for the unborn and your spirir of prayer con­tinue to bring hope dur­ing these chal­leng­ing times.

When­ever some­one is in need, you are there to bring com­fort to the afflicted and hope to those in despair. Fr. Michael McGivney con­tin­ues to impact our church through all of you.

Know that I am appre­cia­tive for all you have done for me per­son­ally and for the parish dur­ing my last 11 years.

I now work with a mar­velous group of Knights here in Salem who came to my aid day after my arrival. Together we were able to fill a 30 foot dump­ster in a mat­ter of hours.

Have a won­der­ful Christ­mas Sea­son and know that I will use the chal­ice with thoughts and prayers for all of you.

In His Joy,
Fr. Marc

Broth­ers, the prayer vigil at the Green­land clinic starts up again this Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 26, from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. The vigil con­tin­ues on the 4th Sat­ur­day of every month until the 40 Days for Life cam­paign begins again. Please come and pray with us for an end to abortion.

The Patri­otic rosary will be held this com­ing Mon­day, Decem­ber 28, at 6:45pm at St. Michael’s. We will also hold a vir­tual plan­ning meet­ing at 7:30 pm.

The next vir­tual degree pre­sented by our state coun­cil will take place on Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm. All 1st and 2nd degree knights of our coun­cil, here is another oppor­tu­nity to achieve full knight­hood. Please con­tact Dick Hardin and he will sign you up for the vir­tual degree. Dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion is Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 6. You and your fam­i­lies can attend the degree in the com­fort of your home.

  • On Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 16, 2021, from 10:00am to 1:00 pm, the March for Life will be held in Con­cord, NH.
  • On Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 22, 2021, at 8:00 am, the March for Life will be held in Wash­ing­ton DC.
  • On Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 22, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, we have a Red Cross blood drive at St. Mary’s as long as we are not in lockdown.
  • On Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 31, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, we have the vir­tual Win­ter Quar­terly meeting

That’s it for now, Brothers.

May God con­tinue to bless you and your fam­i­lies as we head into the new year, 2021.

John Vlastelin, GK